MY CAR BACKFIRED AND STALLED DRIVING ON THE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Buick Lesabre
  • 223,000 miles

My car backfired and stalled driving on the highway. Wouldnt restart. Turns out a spark plug was broken in half. After replacing it the firing order was messed up. And battery was jumped and misfired somewhere and a puff of smoke. Now it only clicks when trying to start. Even while being jumped. Spark plug wire is faulty, I 'm worried the engines locked. Without a machine to hook it up to how can I tell what is the issue

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 9:49 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
  • Expert
  • 68,410 posts

It sounds like it jumped timing. See if you can turn the engine either direction by placing a large ratchet or breaker bar and socket on the crank shaft (front of engine). Let me know what you find. Also, let me know where the plug broke.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 11:43 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions